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Eagle Valley Community Fund Rummage Sale
The mother of all rummage sales is back. The Eagle Valley Community Fund Rummage sale is planned Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18, and Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24-25, at Maloit Park south of Minturn.
The doors open at 6:45 a.m. on the 17th for the first day of the sale and at 8 a.m. the other three days. The sale runs until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, and Saturday, Aug. 24, and shuts down at 3 p.m. on the final day, Aug. 25. Admission is $1 all four days. All sale proceeds go to more than 65 local non-profit organizations.
Porchlight Players Auditions
Porchlight Players will hold auditions for the upcoming production of “Drop Dead!” a comedy murder mystery by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore on Sunday, Aug. 18 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Alpine Bank in Eagle.
The story revolves around a group of has-been actors trying to revive their careers in a run-down theater performing a mediocre play, directed by the once-touted, now disgraced Victor Le Pewe. Old animosities resurface between rival actors, and just when the show is about to go on stage, the actors start to drop dead. Who has reason to sabotage the show? Who hates the other actors enough to commit murder?
The cast consists of 10 people, at least three females, five males and a couple roles that could be cast either male or female. Performance dates are Nov. 8, 9 and 10, at the Brush Creek Pavilion in Eagle Ranch. More information about the play is available at the Samuel French website, www.samuelfrench.com.
No preparation required, drop by any time during the audition window to read from the script for various parts. Contact Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Name a trail
EagleOutside.com is hosting a trail-naming contest for the new trail on the Haymeadow property.
“We’d love to have your trail name ideas, but more importantly we are pulling together a “Buy Local Eagle” Gift Basket for the contest winner,” said Eagle Chamber Coordinator Taylor Slaugh. “We are requesting donations for this prize basket, which may contain gift certificates, coupons or items from any local businesses.”
Businesses that participate will be recognized for their contributions at the Trail Grand Opening event tentatively scheduled for Sept. 14 and 15. Anyone interested in contributing to the prize basket, please contact the Eagle Chamber by Friday, Aug. 30. Email www.eaglechamber.co.
Eagle Roller derby bout and recruitment
The featured bout in Eagle this weekend is the Mountains vs. Peaks.
The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls Mountaineers are hosting the Pikes Peak Derby Dames Slamazons in a not-to-miss derby bout. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink. Doors open at 5 p.m. The action begins at 6 p.m.
Tickets are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com or from any derby girl. Other outlets include Pazzo’s Pizzeria in Eagle, Avon, and Vail and at the door the day of the event. Pre-sale ticket price is $10, $12 at the door. For derby fans ages 5-16 ticket price is $5. Children under 5 are free. Available concessions include Pazzo’s pizza, draft beer from Bonfire Brewery, and a team-sponsored bake sale.
The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls will be donating a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to the Literacy Project of Eagle County. The organization empowers Eagle Valley community members of all ages by offering free assistance in acquiring the literacy and English skills they need to function effectively in their daily lives. The non-profit’s director Colleen Gray, along with some of its supporters, will volunteer at the event.
The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls are a flat track roller derby league based in Eagle. Membership extends to the neighboring communities of Summit, Garfield and the Roaring Fork Valley.
For those interested in becoming Mountaineers, the team is hosting a meet-and-greet at 6:45 p.m. tonight, Aug. 15, at the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink. Local roller dolls want to show prospective new members the ropes – join the team for an interactive scrimmage, learn about roller derby and meet the gang. All skill levels and abilities welcome, ages 18 and up. Team practices are held Mondays and Thursdays 6 p.m. at the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink.
Fore the Future
The Eagle Chamber of Commerce, the Gypsum Chamber and the Eagle Valley Homebuilders Association are teaming up with Century Link to present “Fore the Future” — a fall golf tournament planned at the Gypsum Creek Golf Club.
The event is planned Friday, Sept. 13, with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Tournament fees are $110 per play or $400 for a four-person team. The fees include a 18-holes of golf with care and an apres party with live music, a silent auction and prizes.
The event is a fund-raiser for college scholarships for local high school students. The deadline to sign up as a team or hole sponsor is Monday, Sept. 9. For more information, call 970-370-7065.
Plan to spend the Labor Day holiday close to home because the Eagle Mushroom Festival is coming back to town Aug. 30, 31 and Sept. 1. For more information about the full slate of activities planned, visit www.EagleMushroomWeekend.com.
The most comprehensive auto, aircraft and motorcycle show in Western Colorado — Wheels and Wings — features an unparalleled display of machinery with more than 200 cars, 40 airplanes and other aircraft, and 50 motorcycles. The fourth annual Vail Automobile Classic and the Wheels and Wings Show is slated for Sept. 7 and 8. Saturday’s action is planned at the Eagle County Regional Airport while Sunday’s activities shift to Vail Village.